As we enter the holiday season, the attitude at school changes.
The excitement grows.
There is anticipation in the air.
Kids are always a little bit antsy. A little bit extra squirrely while we teachers try to make them continue to work and learn.
Why do the holidays bring out such a change in children?
Because the holidays are, unfortunately, not the season of satisfaction, but the season of want, of unmatcheddesire. Children everywhere are making their lists, not of things they will give, but things they are hoping to receive. We are taught from a young age to buy, to consume, to want constantly, to never be satisfied.
And with this feverish desire to consume hovering in the air, it reminds me of yet another lesson that I hope children can learn (and I can remember) in the art room.
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